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at the accused gunman, jimmy lee dykes. joining me is fox news own jonathan serri. what is the latest. >> police are talking to the suspect through a pvc pipe leading into the underground bunker but releasing few details. today we did get the first glimpse of the school bus that was involved in the shooting. authorities drove the bus out of the neighborhood first and then at the main highway hitched it to the back of a tow truck which carried the bus away. this is the bus that 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes allegedly boarded tuesday afternoon reportedly demanding two child hostages. the school bus driver charles pollen, jr. refused and tried to block the gunman paying the ultimate price. a funeral service is scheduled sunday. the large venue has been reserved to accommodate a crowd of potentially thousands because the bus driver's family received a huge outpouring of support from the comm. >> i believe it will be a place that they will celebrate not the death of mr. pol poland bue life. surely this man died an american hero. >> so an entire community honoring the heroic efforts of this bus driver w
bunker, being held, police say, by this man, 65-year-old vietnam vet named jimmy lee dykes. local authorities released that photo late today, first time we have gotten a look at him. he's said to be a survivalist with anti-government views. the immediate crisis began when authorities say he shot and killed a school bus driver and took the boy hostage. victor blackwell is in midland city, alabama, with late details. victor, you learned today the suspect may have met the bus driver before. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, that's right, anderson. we know this could come down to the road and the bus. we know, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man, who we see is described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, a man not well liked in this community, we're told by neighbors that he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses on to his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dykes road and dykes fired shots a
. jimmy lee dykes, a retired truck drive history moved to the area five years ago. police say tuesday he boarded a school bus near his home, killed the driver, tooked 5-year-old boy at gunpoint. victor, i know you have learned something about the connection between dykes and the bus driver. >> reporter: erin, that bus driver charles poland drove that right down 231 every day. and every day the route ended right at the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes' property, the man inside that bunker. we've said as we've learned from neighbors the past few days that jimmy lee dykes is very protective of his property, they say he would walk his property line with a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other and shout at anything or any animal that walked across his property. each day we're told by a man who's known the bus driver about 20 years, he would turn that pulse on the road at the end of the road, just the tip of it, at jimmy lee dykes' property. and that made dykes angry. and he would shout at the man and the bus. what we're also told, there were times when he went in, speaking about
, as you said, that jimmy lee dykes, this 65-year-old man we see, was described as being 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds. a man who was not well liked in this community. we're told by neighbors he has a history of shouting at anyone who or anything that crosses onto his property line, even the animals. actually, he was supposed to be in court on wednesday for allegedly shooting at a neighbor. the neighbor says that somehow he damaged dikes' road, and dykes fired a shot at him. that was supposed to be on wednesday, but we know by wednesday, dykes and this kindergartner had been in this bunker for some time. we want to show you the bunker, the lay of the land. this is a description based on a description by the neighbor. you see the trailer. that's where he lives. next to it, a red container for storage. and then the bunker. 10 to 12 feet high with cinder block steps along the side and bricks lining the walls. there's no mortar because this thick, red, alabama clay keeps everything together, and because he was a survivalist, we do not know how long he can stay in this bunker, but we're told, th
in an underground bunker. this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. we're starting to hear why he may have killed a bus driver earlier this week but we still don't know why he grabbed a child from that bus. victor blackwell. good morning again. how are investigators actually communicating with this guy in the bunker? >> reporter: good morning, randi. this is really bizarre. however sophisticated setup. we have an animation based on what a neighbor tells us this bunker look like. there is a pvc pipe that goes from the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes property that goes all the way to this bunker past the mobile home, past the red container, next to his home. through that, they are communicating. it's just as important to mention what authorities do not want to communicate to jimmy lee dykes. they have said to the media several times not to show live tactics, anything that they're doing as they approach the home. they have also not given us many details because they don't want to acknowledge at a time taat a acknowledge at a time d -- agitate dykes. there would be no other reason not to give details
for his release. fbi negotiators say their strategy is to wear out suspected kidnapper jimmy lee dykes. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe in the ground. he's accused of kidnapping 5-year-old ethan after storming his school bus. ethan has not been harmed as the hostage standoff goes into fourth day. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at the state department later in the afternoon. moments later, former senator john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe biden who is in germany meeting with angela merkel. they'll have a midday press conference. how is your friday weekend weather looking? we're looking forward to this weekend. >> super bowl. >> be inside really for that day. >> yeah. if you have to travel. everybody in san francisco very curious what will happen in new orleans. let's talk about the national forecast and break down for what will happen for you
, waiting for that boy's release. tuesday, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is accused of kidnapping the boy and killing the bus driver. ethan is held in an underground bunker and reportedly not been harmed. negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pipe but say there are no signs of progress. >>> it was a dramatic and contentious day of testimony for chuck hagel. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong, that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no anxious. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: hagel had on the terror organization, incorrectly referred to
. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> reporter: when all of this started, what were you thinking? >> i was shocked. like, i never thought that i would have to go through a shootout. >> reporter: they were able to escape. while dykes ran off carrying little ethan. that's when their mom got the frantic
in an underground bunker. the standoff in in its fifth day. negotiators are talking with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes through aventlation pipe. police say the boy has an electric blanket and dykes allowed officials to send down medication and toys. he killed the driver of a school bus and police aren't speculating on the motive. >>> and now to a murder trial that really has people talking. the victim travis alexander was found shot, stabbed 27 times in his throat was slit from ear to ear. prosecutors say it was the work of a jealous lover, jodi arias, but arias says it was self-defense in that alexander was a sex maniac who threatened her with bodily harm. hln's alexis weed takes a look at what will happen if she's convicted of murder and gets the death penalty. >> jodi arias could join three other women currently sitting on arizona's death row if a jury finds her guilty as charged. a first-degree murder con vikds could land arias in line for what's recently become one of the nation's busiest death chambers. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions by lethal injection and now permits witnesses
message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any physical harm has come to the 5-year-old hostage. listen. >> mr. dykes, through our communications we've been able to -- he's told us that he's got an electric heater and some blankets inside and he's taking care of him. he's also allowed us to provide coloring books medication toys. >> reporter: and the sheriff goes on to say i want to thank him for taking care of our child, that is very important. the 5-year-old boy was abducted from this school bus that you're looking at in this video tuesday afternoon.
of their communications with the suspect jimmy lee dykes or saying whether he has made any demands, but some neighbors believe the attention he is now getting is exactly what he was looking for. this is jimmy lee dykes, the 65-year-old man who has been holding a 5-year-old hostage since tuesday afternoon. the photography released friday by the dale county sheriff's department. the standoff has entered its fifth day. the bufrpger where dykes is keeping ethan is even smaller than previously reported. a steep ladder leads into the space which is 4 feet wide and 6 feet long with 8-foot-high ceilings. >> if i ever saw somebody come up missing, i'd know where to start looking. >> reporter: at first neighbors thought dykes was constructing a storm shelter but michael grew alarmed when dykes asked him a strange question. do you think you can hear someone scream from inside. >> it's a little bit of a red flag in my mind. >> reporter: creel's nephew stepped off the bus moments before he killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. that day he had dropped off home made jam for paving his
with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter
almost a week. >> authorities stormed the after on monday negotiations with the suspect jimmy lee dykes broken-down. was seen holding a gun. shot and killed. police said that he took the child last retractor each side until the school bus driver. a little boy turns 06 tomorrow. coming up on good morning america, there will be an interview with the boy's family. former president bill clinton his wife, former secretary hillary clinton, is doing much better. her health after monday's funeral of ed koch. hillary clinton's spokesperson underwent more medical tests on sunday. and that is an condition. found a blood clot in after she suffered a concussion in december. >> a high-school football coach suspendedbama is disparaging remarks about michelle obama. the washington post reports that grisham was suspended monday after his comments were recorded by a student. michelle"fat butt she looks like she pounds, she's overweight." thereach now says misspoke. she's in great shape. >> absolutely. looking at much warmer temperatures. to get outside and do a something this afternoon. we did have a cli
been going on for close to a week. jimmy lee dykes described as a survivalist, the bus driver who shielded other children from the gunman is being hailed as a hero. charles poland jr. was honored yesterday. victor blackwell is following all of the developments from midland city, alabama. ♪ >> hundreds of friends and relatives, strangers, listened to excerpts from letters writtenpy children. the children, 66-year-old bus driver charles poland dref to school every day. teachers arrived oniel low buses aborned with black bows to honor the friend they called chuck. >> he was a simple man, but i can tell you this, there this time, i haven't used a word to describe himself that he would very graciously decline, and that word is hero. >> reporter: he was driving his usual route on tuesday when jimmy lee dykes forced his way on to the bus with the gun and demanded to take two of the 22 children. poland refused. dykes shot and killed him and snatched a 5-year-old boy. local, state and federal authorities have been working around the clock to free the boy from a bunker. heater and electri
-old jimmy lee dykes is the manner. traight this situation. elizabeth, what is the latest on this man? >> reporter: the standoff continues. we just witnessed another sunrise that little boy did not see this morning. he remained in the bunker since tuesday afternoon the hands of a suspected murderer. he's getting comfort food such as potato chips, toys, cheese-its, coloring books, medications and his favorite cars. the line of communication is open through the pvc pipes. the sense of community is trying to get back to normal. nothing like normal for this little boy right now. >> reporter: we see some efforts of normalcy. some schools are back in session. but a number of schools remain closed. the neighborhood behind me with two dozen homes remains evacuated and the community continues to mourn charles poland. friends hailed him as a hero at his funeral yesterday. aiden kelly is a 9th grader who has been riding on his bus for years. he says he got off the bus one stop before this happened. >> he put his life before the kids on the bus. i think that's one of the biggest things he will be
. possibly dark-colored clothing. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect is jimmy lee dykes, recently charged with menacing. the child is being held in an underground bunker. it's unclear what the child's relationship is with the man. >> he said he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him. >> reporter: this morning, the community is in shock. >> i feel sorry for everybody on the bus. >> reporter: authority have surrounded the suspect and are negotiating. the child needs medication. the suspect allowed police to provide it. the fbi has been called in to help. sources are describes this as extremely sensitive with authorities praying the little boy will be okay. elizabeth? >> all right, we, are, too. thank you, ppierre. >>> now to the monster storm system. sam, you're tracking it all. a 900-mile-long storm system? >> and it's active right now, has been throughout the night, will be for hours longer. twitter pictures, facebook. this is from louisville, the heavy rain. look at the storm reports. more than 300 reports of storm damage. more coming in now since this is a
to a bunker with ventilation. the suspect jimmy lee dykes told authorities the 5-year-old hostage is being cared for. there's a heater down there to keep the bunk ir warm. dykes has allowed them to lower coloring books medications and toys for the boy through the pvc pipe. he was ab doukted from the school bus tuesday afternoon. the driver charles poland jr. tried to confront the gunman when he came on board demanding hostages but was shot to death. a large crowd is expected at the driver's funeral tomorrow so that 2:00 event will be held at the owe czar civic center to accommodate the crowd. the family is receiving a ground swell of report in this community which is still in shock over tuesday's event. the emotion captured in still photos we want to show you from a local photographer ricky stokes who runs his onus web site and was on the scene minutes after the fatal shooting. the community is grateful for the bus driver's heroic efforts to protect the children in his care. there will be a caravan of school buses arriving outside of the funeral as a show of support. >>> jonathan reporting
, negotiators are trying to get to a gunman to get him to release a 5-year-old boy. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he ended up taking a boy, though, named ethan. he took him into a bunker. the boy has his medicine, plus crayons, coloring books and a tv to help keep him calm. >>> today marks a day of remembrance for nasa. it's the tenth anniversary of of the space shuttle columbia disaster. there will be an observance at the astronaut memorial at arlington national cemetery. a wreath laying ceremony at the kennedy space center. there will also be -- for those who died in the apollo 1 disaster, as well as the challenger 1 explosion. >>> an emotional day at the state department. this is hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she will say goodbye to employees at a public ceremony. as for what's next for her, clinton has been rumored to be considering another run for president in 2016. nbc news's andrea mitchell says she's not sure what her future wil
-old boy hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he did end up taking a boy named ethan into that bunker. investigators say the boy has his medicine, crayons, coloring books and a tv to keep him calm. >>> new developments in the deadly explosion in mexico city. right now, rescuers are searching through the rubble for survivors. a bomb exploded near the mexican oil company yesterday afternoon. it injured more than 100. investigators are trying to determine whether it was an explosion or an attack. >>> 5:35 right now. there was a hacking attack at the wall street journal. chinese hackers got into the system to monitor the coverage of china. since the a computer attack, they did an overhaul to bolster cyber security. "the new york times" announced chinese hackers stole employee passwords. the chinese government says it has nothing to do with the attacks on the times computers. >>> 5:30 now. the funeral arrangements for a civil rights pioneer have been anno
. >>> negotiators are still talking by a man holding a 5-year-old in a bunker for three days. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed the school on tuesday. he shot the bus driver and ended up taking the boy named ethan into a bunker. the boy has his medicine plus crayons and a tv to keep him calm. >>> tributes to former new york city ed koch are pouring into our newsroom. koch passed away this morning of congest tour failure. he served as mayor from 1978 to 1989. he'll be remembered for his feisty style. supporters say he helped lift new york city out of its financial crisis in the late '80s. koch will be laid to rest on monday. he was 88 years old. >>> and d.c. councilmember tommy wells is thinking of running for mayer. we understand he will launch an exploratory committee. that doesn't mean he'll definitely run for mayer. but he does hope to make a decision this spring. he said current mayer vincent gray didn't reannounce if he'll run for re-election. >> the economy added 150,000 new jobs last month according to the department of labor. it also released data that suggested hiring was stronger in the
into that bunker. this all started tuesday afternoon when a police sort says the suspect, jimmy lee dykes, demanded children, and when the bus driver refused, the suspect allegedly shot and killed him. now for the first time we're hearing from his family. >> every time a child got on my dad's bus, they were no longer their parents', they were his. he considered them his children. that's the reason why my dad took those shots for his children, just like he would do for me and my sister. >> my daddy was not just a hero on tuesday. my daddy was a hero my whole life. he was my hero. >> reporter: several schools in this area remain closed as this town prays for a peaceful resolution. gabe gutierrez, nbc news midland city, alabama. >>> ten years ago the nation and the speights program were hit with disaster. offense february 1, 2003 when the nation awoke to news that the space shuttle "columbia" had broken apart. all seven astronauts on board were killed. today at the kennedy space center, nasa held a memorial service in honor of the "columbia" astronauts, the widow of "columbia" commander rick husband s
released the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asberger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> we understand he's got supplies there. he's got food there. but this is a young child five years old. has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed dykes served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, all he had to do was reach out and grab him. he let him clear the bus and get home before all this happened. >> reporter: meanwhile the visitation for the bus driver charles pollen junior is schedul
continued to grow, authorities remained in constant communication with jimmy lee dykes reportedly speaking through a pipe that ran into his bunker. dykes even allowed authorities to deliver comfort items through the hatch. >> he allowed us to provide color books, medication, toys. >> reporter: dykes was said to be caring for the boy, providing even an electric heater and blankets to keep him warm, leaving the authorities to take the unusual step of taking care of the boy. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> all seemed fine until sunday afternoon when negotiators noticed a change in his behavior. >> reporter: law enforcement sources on the scene say a special camera was used to monitor what was going on inside the bunker. meanwhile, highly trained fbi hostage rescue teams like this one in an fbi training video took turns on stand by around the clock. sources say those rescue teams practiced their assault on a mockup of dykes' bunker. monday authorities continue to monitor the change in dykes demeanor. publicly they gave no clue. but hinted he had a motive. >> he had a st
jimmy lee dykes to release the 5-year-old, who has asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. but they acknowledged dykes could hold out for days. the police chief of a neighboring town told reporters that dykes has been known to hole up in the underground bunker resembling a tornado shelter for as many as eight days. >> the truth of it is that it happens. sooner or later i could not control. >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico ci tell mlle you yolove me. tell mlle i'm i'beautiful. tellte me we'll grow old together. in sic skness esand in health. tell me mthat i'm still the o. thatth you need me. that i'm i your super hero! tellte me you'll never let me . tell me myou miss me. that'sat all ill need. [ femalema announcer ] for evr erything they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, there'ers a haa llmark car. they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, at ikea, we don't just we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home
standoff continues for a fourth day. today, police released a photo of jimmy lee dykes, the man holding a 5-year-old boy in and underground bunker in midland city. negotiators have been talking through a ventilation pipe, but he's showing no signs of wanting to turn himself in. the man took the boy from the schoolbus on tuesday afternoon after killing the driver. >>> a former nascar driver led police across two states. police finally caught up to him in utah. he is accused of having marijuana, pills and open alcohol containers in his vehicle. timothy walker competed before being suspended in 2007 for violating nascar's drug policy. >>> frightening moments on an air alaska flight last night. the captain passed out and the plane was diverted to oakland international airport. medical personnel boarded the plane to care for the captain. alaska airline spokesman said the plane had to be towed to the gate, because the captain usually performance that duty. >>> coming up, nasa, the nation, and a virginia family mark a sad anniversary. 10 years since the shuttle columbia fell apart in the sky. we'l
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